The Republics of Genova and Pisa

Quality: Superior

Type: Urban Professional Increased training time based on unit type and quality, higher proportion of disciplined unit

Soldiers: 78

Attack: 7

Charge: 4

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 20

Armour: 13

Defense Skill: 7

Shield: 30

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 1295

Upkeep: 225

Broken lances are well trained and experienced professional soldiers, protected by plate mail, armed with swords.
In medieval Italy, a lance meant a man at arms supported by some lighter soldiers. The term broken lance, or 'lanze spezzate' refers to men at arms who have been separated from their supporting soldiers, and hired separately. They are well disciplined professional soldiers who can fight on horseback, but often fight on foot. They are armoured with the finest Italian plate, and armed with a sword.


  • Town Watch
  • Town Guard
  • City Watch
  • Militia Drill Square
  • Militia Barracks
  • Army Barracks
  • Royal Barracks
  • Broken Lances are available in Cities with a Royal Barracks after the Full Plate event of the late 14th century (1380-1400).